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The wait is over for Glastonbury fans

Florence and the Machine will be headlining the Pyramid stage later. Credit: ITV News West Country

The wait is over for thousands of music fans as the first performers take to the stage at Glastonbury Festival today

Since Wednesday campers have been pouring into Worthy Farm to make sure they get front row seats.

Florence and the Machine will be headlining the Pyramid stage later tonight - but showers are expected throughout the day.

IN PICTURES: Day 2

A collection of all the pictures from the second day of the festival.

Is this the hottest place to work? It's 100 degrees in front of the six creperie hot plates!

Is this the hottest place to work?

It's an expensive business - this Romanian sausage seller paid £4,000 to buy her pitch and pay for water and electricity for the five day festival!

It's an expensive business - this Romanian sausage seller paid 4,000 to buy her pitch and pay for water and electricity for the five day festival

It's an Emily Eavis sandwich, between our fantastic ITV team - David Woodland and camera crew Jamie Beard!

Emily Eavis sandwiched between our ITV team!

Even the police horses get in on the action, wearing flowers in their manes!

Even the police horses wear flowers in their hair

Everyone wants to be on TV!

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Glastonbury in pictures: Day 1

It's day 1 of Glastonbury and we'll have all the pictures from the first day here. Keep checking back throughout the day as we'll keep updating with as many as we can get!

Have you got a picture you think could feature? Then send it to westcountry@itv.com.

Mexican pole climbers connect the earth with the sky in front of their country's Ambassador in the Green fields at Glastonbury.

It was a special show for the Ambassador and workers on the site.

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Before and after...

From 7am
To 10am
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A polar bear sits on top of a fridge iceberg Credit: ITV News

A snap showing the camp site dedicated specifically to the disabled. Organisers have set up a separate family camping area too, as well as an area for people who've cycled in.

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Lucky man! Our reporter David Woodland got to catch up with Michael Eavis Credit: ITV News

Animals are a guaranteed feature of Glastonbury, some more uncommon than others...

People forget Michael Eavis is first and foremost a dairy farmer
Even the horses get in on the action
A unique raffle prize for Oxfam workers

Glastonbury: The gates have opened!

Hundreds pile in as Glastonbury gates open Credit: ITV News
Hundreds pile in as Glastonbury gates open Credit: ITV News

The sun is out and the gates have officially opened for this year's Glastonbury Festival!

The main stages don't get going until Friday but that hasn't stop thousands arriving at the crack of dawn this morning to find the best camping spot.

The festival is celebrating its 45th year with Florence and the Machine, Kanye West and The Who all headlining.

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Hundreds pile in as Glastonbury gates open Credit: ITV News

Many had been queuing since Tuesday morning in a bid to secure the best spot on Worthy Farm.

Hundreds pile in as Glastonbury gates open Credit: ITV News
Keen revellers pitching their tents in a bid to get the best spots Credit: ITV News

Long queues as festival goers descend on Glastonbury

People queueing outside the gates of Glastonbury at 6.30 this morning Credit: Sam Astall

Tens of thousands of people are expected to pour through the gates of the Glastonbury Festival armed with wellies and rain coats today.

By six-thirty this morning there were already thousands of people queueing to be the first in.

Organisers believe around 90% of the 135,000 ticket-holders will have set up camp by the end of the day, in a bid to get the best camping spots.

But before the fun can start, many will battle heavy traffic, queues and long walks before unfolding their tents.

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